King Charles appears to make dig at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with 'sustainable request'

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, King Charles

King Charles appears to make dig at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with 'sustainable request'

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 30/10/2023

- 22:00

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made many statements about climate change

King Charles appeared to make a dig at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tonight with a "sustainable request".

The King "requested" to fly to Kenya on a "sustainable" plane, in what seemed to be directed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who took a private jet to the Caribbean earlier this month.

The King and Queen arrived in Kenya earlier today for the first Commonwealth trip of Charles's reign, where they travelled on the RAF Voyager.

Cameron Walker, the Royal Correspondent for GB News, shared a video of the couple on the plane as they read their itineraries for their upcoming State Visit.

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He added: "Their Majesties flew to Kenya on RAF Voyager (the aircraft used to transport British VIPs) with its fuel tanks filled with 40 percent sustainable aviation fuel, at King Charles’s request."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on the other hand, took a Dassault Falcon 7X jet to fly from New Jersey to Canouan for a holiday earlier this month after attending a summit in New York.

Harry and Meghan took a private jet again for a four-hour trip between the exclusive retreat and Atlanta, Georgia. The couple had just attended a conference hosted by Project Healthy Minds.

The comedian and actor Zak Williams, the son of Robin Williams, was present at the event and warned that climate change was having a negative impact on mental health, especially among young people.

King Charles

King Charles filmed on the RAF Voyager


Many critics have pointed out Harry and Meghan's hypocrisy for warning people about their carbon footprint, while continuing to take private jets themselves.

Harry's father King Charles, on the other hand, has long campaigned to protect the planet, even making the following statement in 1970: “We are faced at this moment with the horrifying effects of pollution in all its cancerous forms.”

In an interview in 2021, the King appeared to sympathise with environmental groups Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, saying he understood their "frustration".

However, he told the BBC that their tactics “aren't helpful”.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been criticised for their use of private jets


King Charles

King Charles has long championed sustaining the environment


King Charles and Queen Camilla shared a video on social media tonight where they were seen travelling on the RAF Voyager to Nairobi, Kenya for their State Visit.

The couple's engagements begin tomorrow and will last for five days.

The Royal Family's official social media account said: "The King and Queen flew to Kenya today ahead of their State Visit, which begins tomorrow.

"Follow #RoyalVisitKenya for the latest updates."

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